Mudcat Café message #2420786 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #101515   Message #2420786
Posted By: GUEST
23-Aug-08 - 02:31 PM
Thread Name: King Coal Dumping on Jean Ritchie and ALL OF US!
Subject: RE: King Coal Dumping on Jean Ritchie and ALL OF US!
Thanks for the John Prine song,long one of my favorites,PMB...Everyone also ought to know of Kathy Mattea's new album, COAL. She's a dedicated Appalachian with a splendid voice, and I'm honored that she opens it with two of my songs, "L&N Don't Stop Here Anymore," and, "Blue Diamond Mines. It's rich also with songs by Billy Ed Wheeler and Hazel Dickens. A fine album. I'm just back from the Philly Festival where I was again honored with joining a Saturday afternoon workshop, son Jon and I, with Kathy Mattea and other fine singers, all exposing coal problems in Appalachia. We had a full-hillside audience, so I hope we spread some further knowledge and concern.

Jean